Published in The Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, April 2013: http://www.lacba.org/Files/LAL/Vol36No2/3028.pdf In matters of child custody, child support and spousal support, Islamic nations apply civil and Islamic legal traditions differently By: Abbas Hadjian, Esq., C.F.L.S.
THERE ARE TWO SOURCES of Islamic law, or shari’a. One is the Koran and Hadith . The other is the application of . . . → Read More: THE CHILDREN OF SHARI’A
The pictorial representation of differences between Westerners and Asians, going around on the internet, is worth a look. It will bring a laugh, a sense of identification, and maybe even outrage at the stereotypical depiction of Asians. http://www.binscorner.com/pages/w/westerners-vs-asians.html
With the disclaimer that there are individual differences and . . . → Read More: Where is the line that separates the West from the East?
REPORT FROM AFCC MEETING IN ORLANDO: Changing Nature and Definition of Families
Orlando, Florida, June 1-3, 2011: By invitation from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts “Culture Counts” conducted a workshop on the issues related to culture and gender in the family relationship. The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is an internationally recognized . . . → Read More: Complexities of Culture & Gender Role
California Appellate Court, 6th District (Santa Clara): Vryonis decision (1988) invalidating Iranian Cultural Marriage was erroneous
Santa Clara, California, April 19, 2011: In Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., the California Appellate Court for the 6th District held that an innocent party to an invalid marriage would be entitled to marital benefits even if . . . → Read More: California: Good Faith Belief in Cultural Marriage may be Unreasonable
2011 Annual Conference AFCC California Chapter 2011 San Francisco
Presenters: Gitu Bhatia, Psy D, Abbas Hadjian, Esq., Diana Marinez, Esq., Linda Botell, Psy.D. February 12, 2011.
The audience was comprised of Family Law Judges, Attorneys, Mediators and Child Custody Evaluators. Here is a summary of the comments we personally received:
More! This . . . → Read More: Feedback from the attendees at the workshop “Cultural Complexities in Family Law Matters” Annual Conference AFCC